Amnesty International recruits 01 Grant Finance Officer
Amnesty International’s West & Central Africa Regional Office (Dakar) is looking for an experienced Grant Finance Officer to ensure the effective financial management of the program.
To ensure the effective financial management of a program coordinated by Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa Regional office. This project aims at strengthening mechanisms and resources to combat FGM and child marriage running from 2021 to 2023 across three countries. The program is implemented by the national “sections” based in in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
You have prior experience in the successful management of multi-year and multi-country programs with high-value budgets funded by external donors, preferably in the context of international NGOs. You have a good knowledge of donor requirements and compliance and proven ability to analyze, evaluate and summarize financial reports for accuracy and compliance with procedures, rules and regulations. You are fully familiar with accounting principles and systems, and excellent verbal and written skills in English and French.
Programme budget monitoring and reporting
- Review and consolidate quarterly expenditure forecasts and financial reports submitted by the national sections involved in the program to ensure alignment with narrative reports.
- Support national sections to organize annual audits of program income and expenditure which should confirm the accuracy of financial reporting.
- Prepare all financial reports, expenditure forecasts and fund requests to the donor and coordinate with the national teams (Sections)
Accountancy and information management
- Ensure income received and expenditure for the program is accurately coded in Amnesty International’s accounting and financial systems
- Carry out periodic invoicing and reconciliations as required.
- Ensure compliance with Amnesty International’s financial policies and procedures and donor requirements
- Support the national sections to prepare their quarterly expenditure forecasts and reports
- Contribute to the development and delivery of trainings for national sections and program partners where appropriate.
- Visit national Sections in order to support grant management and provide technical support
- Contribute to enhancing and improving program finance systems.
Skills and experience
- Prior experience in the successful management of multi-year and multi-country programs with high-value budgets funded by external donors, preferably in the context of international NGOs.
- Knowledge of donor requirements and compliance.
- Ability to analyze, evaluate and summarize financial reports for accuracy and compliance with procedures, rules and regulations.
- Familiarity with accounting principles and systems.
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and proven experience of MS Office package software applications (esp. SUN on Office 365)
- Significant experience of providing technical support to local partners including training.
- Ability to communicate financial information effectively to non-financial managers.
- Knowledge of program cycle management concepts and tools.
- Proven experience in the timely preparation and submission of clear and concise reports.
- Excellent verbal and written skills in English and French
- High level of attention to detail and excellent organizational skills; ability to work autonomously.
- Willingness and ability to travel to the countries of intervention; knowledge of their contexts desirable.
- Bachelor’s degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. finance, accounting, economics…)
Closing date: 29 September 2022